Acne

Washing_face.jpgAcne is a chronic skin condition that develops when dead skin cells accumulate, blocking hair follicles and leading to an accumulation of sebum. This creates an ideal environment for bacterial growth, resulting in inflammation and pustule formation.

Diagnosis

There are many factors that contribute to the development of acne, causing some individuals to be more prone than others.

leaf.jpg Food sensitivities

leaf.jpg Nutritional imbalances

leaf.jpg Hormonal imbalances

leaf.jpg Increased acidity (especially common in athletes or anyone who has an extensive exercise regimen)

leaf.jpg Accumulation of toxins within the system

leaf.jpg Emotional stress

leaf.jpg Poor hygiene habits

leaf.jpg Use of chemical based personal care products

Treatment

It is important to utilize both topical and internal forms of medicine when treating any skin condition.

Objectives of treatment include:

leaf.jpg Eliminating identified food sensitivities 

leaf.jpg Regulating hormones

leaf.jpg Addressing sources of stress, both mental and emotional

leaf.jpg Correcting pH levels, making the body more alkaline

leaf.jpg Improving the body's ability to eliminate toxins 

leaf.jpg  Education regarding best hygiene practices specific to various types of acne prone skin

leaf.jpg Selecting personal care products that are chemical free

Maintenance 

The state of your skin reflects your overall level of health.

To help you maintain healthy skin we will help you shape a long term health strategy that involves

leaf.jpg Individually customized dietary recommendations that are sustainable and shift with seasonal change 

leaf.jpg Continuing healthy hygiene habits and usage of optimal personal care products 

leaf.jpg  Adaptive longterm stress management strategies

leaf.jpg Ongoing proactive monitoring of health via annual physicals and regular lab work 

leaf.jpg Treating acute health concerns as they arise by naturopathic means that restore the body to balance 

Contact us to arrange a complimentary 15 minute consultation to learn how naturopathic treatments can resolve your acne and help you to develop Healthy Skin.